Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Tuesday is to travel to the administrative boundary line between Georgia and South Ossetia.
In the South Ossetia
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He is also scheduled to visit refugees from the breakaway region.

Russia recognized the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states after a brief war with Georgia in 2008.

Thousands of Russian troops are stationed on a permanent basis in military bases in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which are considered by the international community as occupied territories of Georgia.

Skvernelis said at a news conference in Tbilisi on Monday that Lithuania condemned Russia's "creeping annexation" of the regions.

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